RYA First Aid Course

RYA First Aid Course

The RYA First Aid Course covers basic first aid, but concentrates on it from a boating perspective. 

A little first aid knowledge and immediate action can help save lives, especially on board a boat. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

Subjects specific to boating

  • The recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR- including the drowning protocol
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • Helicopter rescue

The RYA First Aid Course fulfils the requirements for:

  • Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boat Masters
  • The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers for races such as the Fastnet.

The RYA First Aid course is recommended by the MCA and includes the latest edition of the RYA First Aid Manual.

Course Details

Previous experience required None

Duration 1 day or 2 evenings

Max instructor ratio 12:1

Cost £90

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Further Information

Which course is right for me?

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if you're interested in brushing up your sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Who are the RYA?

Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?